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DELEGATION OF THE HIGH SECURITY AND DEFENCE STUDIES OF SERBIA VISITED THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR

| Banja Luka | Tuesday, 24/04/2018

Director of the Republic of Srpska Police, Mr Darko Ćulum, met today the delegation of the High Security and Defence Studies of the Republic of Serbia and members of the armed forces of the Republic of Croatia, Algeria and BiH at the Administrative Centre of the Government of the Republic of Srpska.

Director Ćulum expressed satisfaction that the delegation of the High Studies chose to visit the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior as part of their visit to the countries of the region. He emphasized the importance of education in the field of security, especially the high level of knowledge gained through the High Security and Defence Studies of the Republic of Serbia, and said that Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior attaches great importance to the education and training of personnel. He also informed the guests about the implemented transformation of education in the field of security in the Republic of Srpska through establishment of the Faculty of Security Sciences at the University of Banja Luka.

Director Ćulum also spoke about organizational changes in the Republic of Srpska MoI in recent years in response to complex criminal offenses that had previously occurred. These changes are especially reflected in the formation of the Administration for Countering Terrorism and Extremism, and the Administration for Countering Organized and Serious Crimes.

He also stressed that the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior is open for all forms of cooperation, exchange of experience, professional development, research etc. and expressed a hope that some members of the Republic of Srpska MoI would have a privilege of attending the Security and Defence Studies of the Republic of Serbia.

After the meeting in the Government of the Republic of Srpska, the guests visited Administration for Police Education and the Faculty of Security Science.

Representatives of the High Security and Defence Studies of Serbia have visited the Republic of Srpska MoI four years in a row. Every year, the visit of the High Studies is dedicated to one of the important topics in the field of security - previous topics being: protection and rescue system in the Republic of Srpska in conditions of natural disasters, fight against terrorism and the migrant crisis and security situation in the Republic of Srpska.